Another crisis on Ukraine’s borders may be brewing — this time on the west, in tiny Moldova.
Mother of Steven Sotloff, held hostage by ISIL, made plea in video aimed at his captors.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.
The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.
Officials say jet, based in Mass., went down near Deerfield. Va.; pilot's fate not known.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with U.S. marshals who tracked him down in Queens, New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse before it gets better.
PHOENIX (AP) — "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.
1,400 children feared abused in N. England while authorities' fear of appearing racist stopped action.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were about two miles from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
British filmmaker chronicles stepbrother Richard Darl's turn to jihadism in 2009.
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) rejected calls for his resignation Wednesday following a shocking report into the abuse of hundreds of young people in Rotherham. The report, commissioned by Rotherham Council and published Tuesday, revealed that some 1,400 minors were sexually abused in the Yorkshire town over a 16-year period. It detailed "utterly appalling" incidents of gang rape, kidnapping and trafficking of girls as young as 11, and blamed local authorities for a "blatant" failure to act over child exploitation, the full scale of which is still not known. Rotherham Borough Council leader Roger Stone resigned immediately after the report's publication and PCC Shaun Wright, who was head of children's services at the council from 2005 to 2010, faced mounting calls Wednesday to follow his lead.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday confirmed that an attack caused the crash of UN helicopter in South Sudan that killed three Russian crew members.
The iPhone 6's unveiling date has been all but confirmed to be Sept. 9, and it's not the only new gadget we might see that day. According to reports from Re/code, Apple's long rumored iWatch will be revealed alongside its smartphone cousin, in what could be one of Apple's biggest product launch events yet. While this latest report conflicts with rumors about the iWatch's purported October launch window, it makes a whole lot of sense for Apple to debut its first-ever wearable alongside the highly anticipated iPhone 6.
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At the beginning of this week, a warehouse stood at the bedraggled corner of Pennsylvania and 17th streets. The structure had been in disrepair for years, with discarded furniture and trash surrounding its Pennsylvania Avenue side. Now it has...
Rebels in east Ukraine appeared on Wednesday to have seized swathes of territory from government forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated, while Western intelligence said Russian army units were operating inside the country. After weeks of successful military operations that have seen government forces push deep into the last rebel bastions, the tide appears to be turning once again in the four-month conflict, prompting a nervous government in Kiev to call on NATO for help. AFP journalists saw no signs of government troops south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk, with road blocks on the entire 100-kilometre (60-mile) stretch to the Azov Sea manned by pro-Russian rebels.
And now, your monthly reality check on which Austin establishments move the most alcohol. Yet again, Top Golf nabs the number one spot, with hotels and various Dirty Sixth bars rounding out must of the top ten.
Greenpoint, which was recently heralded by a New York Times interviewee as "the next Williamsburg" (a little slow on that one, guy), is not new to the hot 'hood roster. However, the northern Brooklyn neighborhood is certainly experiencing a...
Photo via Louis Cherry Architecture Yesterday, closing arguments were presented in a case that will decide the fate of a home in Raleigh, North Carolina's Oakwood Historic District, whose across-the-street neighbor has deemed it too modern to exist. Raleigh architect...
A North Carolina home whose construction was halted by a neighbor believing it to be too modern for Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood is awaiting a court ruling, and a sympathetic someone voicing the home's interior monologue on Twitter is turning...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for this century-old Lakeview two-flat in seriously rough shape, it only took four days to find a buyer. Listed as a "great opportunity for the savvy buyer",...
Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino, which features restaurants from many celebrity chefs, drew a huge crowd when it opened last night. According to WJLA, lines to enter the $442 million facility were around the block "and packed into the parking garage."...
The mother of a US hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist militants pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for Americans captured in Syria. Last week's murder of journalist James Foley by the so-called Islamic State has focused attention on other American hostages, including 31-year-old freelancer Steven Sotloff. Another US journalist, Peter Theo Curtis, returned home Tuesday after nearly two years captivity, but US media reported the Islamic State is still holding a 26-year-old female aid worker who has yet to be publicly identified. The masked militant seen beheading Foley in a video released by the group also threatened to kill Sotloff unless US President Barack Obama orders a halt to air strikes against the group.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thwarted ambition and shattered dreams push actress Susan Sarandon to become the ultimate stage mother in "The Last of Robin Hood," a drama about the final fling of middle-aged matinee idol Errol Flynn and his teenage lover. As Florence Aadland, the mother of Flynn's young paramour Beverly, Sarandon ventures into Aadland's deluded nature and complicit role in the illicit two-year affair that shocked Hollywood when it was made public after Flynn's death in 1959. Sarandon, an Oscar winner for "Dead Man Walking," has played mothers, and even a grandmother, in films ranging from "Pretty Baby" in 1978 to 2014's comedy "Tammy." As the frumpish Aadland, a former dancer whose career ended when she lost a leg in a car accident, Sarandon portrays a woman who lived vicariously through the daughter she had groomed for a career in Hollywood. Academy Award winner Kevin Kline ("A Fish Called Wanda") plays Flynn, the hard-drinking, notorious ladies' man known for his swashbuckling roles in the 1930s films "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "Captain Blood." Flynn had already faced two accusations of statutory rape that nearly ruined his waning career when he met Beverly, played by actress Dakota Fanning of the "Twilight" films.
ROME (AP) — The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project.
Photo via Architizer In celebration of the newly topped out Taipei Performing Arts Center—a cube-like theater space with protruding spheres designed by the Rem Koolhaas-led OMA firm—come take a tour of the still-skeletal construction site. Shot by Dutch architectural photographer...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
The outage to all of its Internet customers across 29 states began at about 4:30 a.m. EDT, said company spokesman Bobby Amirshahi. The outage came at a critical time for Time Warner, which is working to win FCC approval of a $45 billion proposed merger with Comcast Corp, the largest U.S.
A new hotel may soon be rising at the corner of Hudson and Canal Streets in Soho/Hudson Square/whatever this area is called. Tribeca Citizen looked into the somewhat confusing site, and found a website for a project called the...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Italy's Mulino a Vino restaurant is planning to open a New York location soon in the Meatpacking District. The wine-focused restaurant plans to have diners select their wine first, with the help of waiters acting in "mini-sommelier capacities," and...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Company , the Justice Department said on Wednesday. The companies agreed to sell Heinold Hog Markets to win approval for the $8.5 billion deal, the department said. (Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Before Mad Men, there was Great Society, a never-produced HBO show about a young radical who lands a job at Santa Monica's RAND Corporation in 1966. GS was created by Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, best known for helming The...
NEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning producer and co-host of the groundbreaking television show "Black Journal" and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died.
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